A new book edited by Dr. Edward Polloway provides resources for professionals involved in determining intellectual disability within the criminal justice system.
The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability was recently published by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The book addresses diagnostic criteria, the definition of intellectual disability, an analysis of court cases involving intellectual disability and death row, assessment considerations, intellectual functioning, adaptive behavior, and professional issues.
More information about the book is available on the AAIDD website.
Dr. Polloway recently retired as Lynchburg College’s vice president for community advancement and dean of graduate studies. A nationally known expert on special education, he now serves LC part time as the Rosel H. Schewel Distinguished Chair of Education.